Eating healthy

According to a 2008 report on obesity issued by Blue Cross and the Minnesota Department of Health, if trends continue unchecked, obesity will add nearly $1 billion to Minnesota’s total health care costs by 2010, and $3.7 billion by 2020. More importantly, thousands of lives will be lost or negatively impacted by devastating diseases such as heart disease and cancer.

Use these messages to help your employees take simple steps every day to improve their health.

Direct mail

Five servings of fruits and vegetables (PDF) — Suggests employees eat five fruits and vegetables daily to help stay healthy.

Five servings of fruits and vegetables - Spanish (PDF) — Suggests employees eat five fruits and vegetables daily to help stay healthy.

Daily fiber needs (PDF) — Suggests employees get 25-30 grams of fiber daily to help stay healthy.

Daily fiber needs - Spanish (PDF) — Suggests employees get 25-30 grams of fiber daily to help stay healthy.

What choices are you making? (PDF) — Suggests employees check the nutrition labels of foods they eat.

What choices are you making? - Spanish (PDF) — Suggests employees check the nutrition labels of foods they eat.

E-mails

Subject: What’s for lunch? (MS Word) — Educates employees on the obesity epidemic and what they can do.

Newsletter articles

Headline: Sometimes a little less is a lot better (MS Word) — Educates employees on the obesity epidemic and what they can do.

Paycheck stuffers

Five servings of fruits and vegetables (PDF) — Suggests employees eat five fruits and vegetables daily to help stay healthy.

Five servings of fruits and vegetables – Spanish (PDF) — Suggests employees eat five fruits and vegetables daily to help stay healthy.

Daily fiber needs (PDF) — Suggests employees get 25-30 grams of fiber daily to help stay healthy.

Daily fiber needs – Spanish (PDF) — Suggests employees get 25-30 grams of fiber daily to help stay healthy.

What choices are you making? (PDF) — Suggests employees check the nutrition labels of foods they eat.

What choices are you making? - Spanish (PDF) — Suggests employees check the nutrition labels of foods they eat.

Posters

Five servings of fruits and vegetables (PDF) — Suggests employees eat five fruits and vegetables daily to help stay healthy.

Five servings of fruits and vegetables - Spanish (PDF) — Suggests employees eat five fruits and vegetables daily to help stay healthy.

Daily fiber needs (PDF) — Suggests employees get 25-30 grams of fiber daily to help stay healthy.

Daily fiber needs - Spanish (PDF) — Suggests employees get 25-30 grams of fiber daily to help stay healthy.

What choices are you making? (PDF) — Suggests employees check the nutrition labels of foods they eat.

What choices are you making? - Spanish (PDF) — Suggests employees check the nutrition labels of foods they eat.

Table tents

Five servings of fruits and vegetables (PDF) — Suggests employees eat five fruits and vegetables daily to help stay healthy.

Five servings of fruits and vegetables - Spanish (PDF) — Suggests employees eat five fruits and vegetables daily to help stay healthy.

Daily fiber needs (PDF) — Suggests employees get 25-30 grams of fiber daily to help stay healthy.

Daily fiber needs - Spanish (PDF) — Suggests employees get 25-30 grams of fiber daily to help stay healthy.

What choices are you making? (PDF) — Suggests employees check the nutrition labels of foods they eat.

What choices are you making? - Spanish (PDF) — Suggests employees check the nutrition labels of foods they eat.